Yes. Amex Platinum cardholders and authorized users get complimentary access to Delta Sky Club lounges. To enter, bring the American Express Platinum Card, a government-issued photo ID and a Delta airline ticket valid for that same day. Amex Platinum cardholders and/or authorized users can also purchase up to 2 one-time discount passes for $39 per person.
Delta Sky Club offers a wide array of perks at its 50+ U.S. airport locations. They include complimentary snacks and beverages, bar service (for guests 21 and older), high-speed Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, satellite TV, and more. Sky Club individual memberships are worth $545 annually, which nearly offsets the cost of the Platinum card’s $550 annual fee.
The American Express Platinum card lounges are a network of 7 airport lounge programs with a combined 1,200+ locations in more than 130 countries. Known as the Global Lounge Collection, these lounges offer free access to Platinum card members. All that’s required is a American Express Platinum card, a photo ID and a same-day boarding pass.… read full answer
Here are the American Express Platinum card lounges:
The Centurion Lounge
The International American Express Lounges
Delta Sky Club
Plaza Premium Lounge
Air Space Lounge
Each lounge has its own set of perks, but typically, they offer access to an array of amenities ranging from cell phone charging stations to free Wi-Fi and conference rooms. There’s also complimentary hot and cold food, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and more.
To find an Amex partner lounge location, visit the Global Lounge Collection website and type in the city or airport code in the search field. Restrictions on visitors vary by lounge, but nearly all locations allow complimentary access for at least one guest or immediate family member.
The American Express Platinum card lounge access is a benefit that, if you use it often enough, could help offset the card’s $550 annual fee. There’s no limit to the number of times you can visit each lounge, as long as your American Express Platinum card is active and in good standing.
The best SkyMiles credit card is the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card because it offers an initial bonus of 40,000 miles for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. The Delta Gold Card also has a $0 intro annual fee the first year ($99 after that), plus benefits like free checked bags. … read full answer
For big-spenders in particular, the Amex Delta Platinum card may wind up being the best SkyMiles credit card because of its benefits. There’s a bonus of 50,000 miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. Cardholders also discounted Delta Sky Club access. This card comes with a $250 annual fee, however.
The bottom line is that if you’re a Delta enthusiast who flies with the airline regularly, it makes good sense from a rewards perspective to keep a SkyMiles card in your wallet. If you’re not partial to Delta, SkyMiles cards are probably not your best option. Expanding your selection to include other airlines will open up travel reward card possibilities comparable to, and in some cases more attractive than, SkyMiles cards.
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